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Wright: Barrie

1962-1964 (Player Details)

Left Back

Born: Bradford: 06-11-1945

Debut: Preston North End (h): 13-04-1963

5’8 1/2” 11st 1 1/2lb (1962)

Wright, who captained England Schools seven times, joined Leeds’ groundstaff and turned professional on his seventeenth birthday in 1962. Capped at Youth level two years later, he was appointed captain of United’s Central League side and looked certain to make the top grade. He deputised for Grenville Hair at left back for three consecutive games in April 1963 and he filled in for Paul Reaney once at right back and played his fifth and final game at left back at home to Cardiff City in February 1964. However, he struggled and left in June 1964 to play for New York Generals, then coached by former Leeds centre-half Freddie Goodwin. When the Generals folded he teamed up again with Goodwin at Brighton in January 1969. He started eight League games and came from the bench on two more occasions. He then had a spell on loan with Hartlepool United in September 1970, but after not being able to make the first team quit full-time soccer soon afterwards at the age of twenty-five. He began work as a warehouseman and played for Bradford Park Avenue and Gainsborough Trinity in the Northern Premier League and also had a spell with Thackley.

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